The NHL will release its awards finalists for the 2019-20 regular season throughout next week. However, the King Clancy (awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community) Award finalists will not be ready yet, the Jim Gregory GM of the Year Award will be voted on after the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Mark Messier Leadership Award will just have the winner announced.
The winners will be announced, tentatively, during the third round.
Four awards have already been secured. Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl won the Art Ross Trophy after leading the NHL with 110 points during the regular season. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak co-won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy after co-leading the league with 48 goals. Bruins goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak co-won the William M. Jennings Award after allowing a combined 167 goals, the fewest in the NHL.
Below are the dates for the announcements of the award finalists:
1/2 The NHL will release player awards finalists on these days.
July 14: Ted Lindsay Award
July 15: Jack Adams Award, Calder Trophy
July 16: Lady Byng Trophy, Masterton Trophy
July 17: Willie O’Ree Award, Vezina Trophy
July 20: Norris Trophy, Selke Trophy
July 21: Hart Trophy
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The Ted Lindsay Award is awarded to the MVP voted by the players; the Jack Adams Award is given to the NHL’s coach of the year; the Calder Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s rookie of the year; the Lady Byng Trophy is awarded to the league’s most “gentlemanly” player; the Masterton Trophy is given to the player who showed the most perseverance this season; the Willie O’Ree Award is handed “to an individual who – through the game of hockey – has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society”; the Vezina Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s goalie of the year; the Norris Trophy is given to the NHL’s defenseman of the year; the Selke Trophy is awarded to the league’s best defensive forward in the past season; and the Hart Trophy is given to the NHL’s MVP.
By Harrison Brown